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CARTER OFFERS $65M TO BUILD NEW ARENA IN DALLAS
Published December 12, 1994
Mavericks Owner Donald Carter has offered to pay $65M, half of the construction cost, to replace Reunion Arena. This comes after a letter from Carter's attorney to the city saying the team will leave Dallas because the city has "defaulted on its lease." Carter stood by the letter, saying it wasn't a scare tactic and maintained that he wants to stay in Dallas. Still, Carter feels the city has failed to hold the Stars hockey team to certain commitments, "including the promise to sign a long term lease" (Martinez & Gesalman, DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 12/9). A MORNING NEWS editorial supports a new facility, stating that the latest "spat" shouldn't jeopardize one of the most important decisions the council will make (MORNING NEWS, 12/9). Meanwhile, officials in Lewisville, TX, released a site plan they say is "far more detailed than anything compiled" by Dallas (Thurman/North, DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 12/9).